We found 7 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Silver Spring, MD.

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Dr. Earl Dee-Rome Kidwell Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 2100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. Dr. Kidwell has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Kidwell focuses on glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kidwell graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Howard University Hospital, MedStar Harbor Hospital, and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Rajpal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5824 Hubbard Drive
Rockville, MD
 

Dr. Rajesh Rajpal is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Rajpal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. In his practice, Dr. Rajpal focuses on glaucoma. Dr. Rajpal is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patient ratings for Dr. Rajpal average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajpal takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors; and Chief Resident In Ophthalmology, Medical College of Virginia.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Loeb's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Loeb obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Loeb is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, YAG Laser Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Snyder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8630 Fenton Street; #608
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Joseph Snyder's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Snyder is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital (Silver Spring, MD). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snyder accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Snyder graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4301 Conn Avenue Nw; Suite 125
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Leonard Friedman specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Friedman is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is especially interested in glaucoma, laser eye surgery, and radial keratotomy. Dr. Friedman has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is affiliated with MedStar Washington Hospital Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Friedman's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Radial Keratotomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
831 University Boulevard E; Suite 11
Silver Spring, MD
 

Dr. Duane Bryant specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bryant include glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Bryant studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Maryland General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5454 Wisconsin Avenue; Suite 1540
Chevy Chase, MD
 

Dr. Robert Kasper's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Kasper performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Kasper is professionally affiliated with MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses

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What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are doctors that care for children’s eyes. Since vision is not fully developed until the age of twelve, problems with children’s eyes and vision are much different than problems with adult eyes. The youngest patients may not be able to communicate about their vision clearly or cooperate with exams like an grown-up would. In addition, if issues are treated effectively in childhood, it can often improve healthy vision as an adult. For all these reasons, pediatric ophthalmologists are important partners when it comes to kids’ eye health.

Pediatric ophthalmology is about more than just prescribing glasses. Some of the issues treated by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Amblyopia, or lazy eye
  • Eye alignment problems, such as strabismus
  • Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Congenital cataracts, when a baby is born with a cloudy lens in the eye
  • Eye injuries
  • Vision problems caused by health issues that affect the whole body, such as juvenile diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Often, when adults are diagnosed with strabismus (eyes that are crossed or turn in different directions) they will be treated by a pediatric ophthalmologist, even though they are not children. Adult ophthalmologists seldom encounter strabismus, and pediatric ophthalmologists learn the techniques for treating strabismus are during their medical training. Since pediatric ophthalmologists have more experience with strabismus, they are the best choice even for adults.

Some of the treatments used by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Prescription lenses, including glasses and contacts
  • Prescription medications to treat infections or inflammation
  • Other medical treatments, such as eye patches, tear duct massage, or eye exercises
  • Surgical procedures, such as those to repair blocked tear ducts or correct eye alignment
  • Laser treatments for retinopathy

Not being able to see well can make many parts of a child’s life difficult. Pediatric ophthalmologists work to protect your children’s vision now and into the future.
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